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Not Alone: How to Help Transgender Survivors in Detention (Part 1)
November 19, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Originally recorded on November 19, 2014.
This webinar was sponsored by Just Detention International (JDI).
Transgender men and women are extremely vulnerable to sexual abuse behind bars. What support do transgender survivors need to heal? How can you, as an advocate, make a difference in their lives?
This is the first in a two-part series for rape crisis advocates who want to provide services to transgender survivors of sexual abuse in detention.
The webinar covers how to communicate effectively with transgender survivors and gives an overview of life behind bars for transgender people. Michael Munson, Director of FORGE, talks about FORGE’s publication Responding to Transgender Victims of Sexual Assault and how to adapt the interventions in the guide to a prison setting. We are also joined by Kerri Cecil, a transgender woman, prisoner rape survivor, filmmaker, and activist.
These sessions are geared toward advocates, but anyone who works with current or former detainees is encouraged to attend. This series of webinars is being supported by the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women. For more videos produced by Just Detention International, please see http://justdetention.org/webinar/
JDI is a health and human rights organization that seeks to eliminate sexual violence in all forms of detention.